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I am delighted to introduce to you the website of William Walton Trust. As international appreciation continues to grow for one of the great men of British music we hope that this site will prove interesting and informative both to those who are looking for general information and to those seeking specialist help.

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The William Walton Trust and the Fondazione William Walton e La Mortella have the following general objectives:

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You do not know Giardini la Mortella?

Visit the site of the spectacular subtropical and mediterranean garden developed since 1956 by the late Susana Walton.

Giardini la Mortella

Prelude for Orchestra: Granada (1962)

• Composition: 1962, as the prelude for the call music for Granada TV.
First Performance: Saturday, 25 June 1977. St. John’s, Smith Square, London. Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra, James Blair conductor.
Duration: About 6 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number: C75a
Instrumentation: 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (third doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 3 percussion – harp – strings
Manuscript: See manuscript information for the call music for Granada TV.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements: March for Concert Band, arranged by Gilbert Vinter. Note: This is the version of the prelude which was broadcast by Granada TV from 1965. Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
London Philharmonic Bryden Thomson 1991 Chandos CHAN 8968 6’09”
The Band of the Scots Guards  [March for Concert Band] Major R. J. Owen 2002 SRC 107 5’16”